From the moment the door slides open you are made to feel very welcome. The master and his wife are very accommodating and very helpful - even stretching to entering our room and putting the heating on a couple of hours before we came back from mid-winter volcano-viewing.
The old house is a bit creaky, but it's very comfortable and full of artifacts. I took two young (6 and 10) children with me and they loved it, too.
Kagoshima is a small city and walkable. 5-10 minutes will find you downtown. We ate fantastically well every evening - black pork shabu shabu was the kids' fave. It's not so cheap, but the low cost of this homely ryokan will free up some cash an evening's feasting.
Ask the master for onsen suggestions - the morning of the day we left Kagoshima, for example, we went to Ashikari Onsen http://asikarionsen.ecgo.jp/ which was great and cost ¥350 for adults.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Convenient location,Early-Check IN,Late-Check OUT,Wireless LAN,A free PC in the communal area,Good English Spoken ... more less